As far as important things go in our life, I don't think anyone would argue that water isn't at the top. Yet most Americans take it for granted. That's what happens when it comes pouring out of faucets, spigots, water fountains, sprinklers, toilets, etc. Thanks to the wonders of modern plumbing, water is all around us, and cheap! Extremely cheap. It's so easy to get and so plentiful, that most Americans feel it is their right to have cheap, clean water.